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Clare senior hurling manager and Sixmilebridge man David Fitzgerald, second from left, keeping an eye on proceedings from on high during the the Munster Club Championship final against Na Piarsaigh at Cusack park. Photograph by John Kelly.

Six changes on hurling team to face Galway

By Seamus Hayes

For this Sunday’s Allianz hurling league tie between leaders Clare and Galway at Cusack Park, the Clare management team has named a team that shows six changtes in personnel from the side which started against Waterford last week.

Into the team come Patrick Kelly, Jack Browne, Paul Flanagan, Colm Galvin, Shane Golden and Tony Kelly and they will replace Donal Tuohy, David McInerney, Pat Donnellan, Colin Ryan, John Conlon and Conor McGrath.

In the case of Ballyea’s Jack Browne, this will be his first taste of league action. Last year’s All-Ireland winning goalie Patrick Kelly will start his first league game this season.

Regular wing back Pat O’Connor will partner Colm Galvin at midfield for this tie.

The team named for duty is; Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona); Domhnaill O’donovan (Clonlara) cian Dillon (Crusheen) Jack Browne (Ballyea); Brendan Bugler (Whitegate) Conor Ryan (Cratloe) Paul Flanagan (Ballyea); Pat O’Connor (Tubber) Colm Galvin (Clonlarfa); Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), Tony Kelly (Ballyea) Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge); Cathal McInerney (Cratloe) Shane O’Donnell (Eire Og) Podge Collins (Cratloe)

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